SIU School of Medicine Foundation Springfield Office

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Physicians Assistant Program


MSPA Application Information

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Both the CASPA Application and the SIU Graduate School Application must be completed, submitted, and verified by the stated deadline of Nov. 1


Application to the PA Program is a multi-step process:  The candidate must apply through CASPA and also must use the Apply Yourself system to apply to the SIU Graduate School before a PA Program Application can be reviewed.

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Important dates to consider:


April 27th:                 Application Process begins (

Late June:                  Applicant file reviews begin; Interviews will start later

Nov 1st Deadline:       Deadline for submitted, completed, verified PA Program application documents is November 1 of the application cycle.  The PA Program utilizes a rolling admissions process.  Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

The most academically and experientially qualified students are invited to participate in formal interview sessions.  Selection of candidates for admission into the PA Program is made by committee review following applicants’ interviews.  Preference is given to those applicants with a complete application packet (see list below), evaluated transcripts, GRE or MCAT scores, healthcare experience in conjunction with shadowing a certified, licensed PA-C, exceptional academic performance, and strong references. 

Please be advised that border state students will not receive a tuition decrease.  Therefore they will pay a higher tuition rate.  Establishing residency to receive the in-state tuition rate can be applied for after six (6) months’ attendance with a form and certain requirements.

More information regarding the admissions process can be obtained by single-clicking the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link on our official webpage ( or contacting the Program Advisor at (618) 453-5527 or at

See Application Checklist Below

Please follow this checklist to assure completion of all steps.


Application Checklist

Please make sure that complete the following as you make application to the PA Program.  Only complete applications will be considered:


Application materials will not be accepted after the published deadline.

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